Persuasive Paper - Kole Cox - Kole Cox Ms.McLean English III Honors Period 5 21 April 2016 Solar Energy The Resource Of The Future Our Sun is an

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Kole Cox Ms.McLean English III Honors - Period 5 21 April 2016 Solar Energy; The Resource Of The Future Our Sun is an unfathomably large life source to us here on Earth. It emits about 35,000 times more energy in a single day than we as a planet use in a year. To harness this immeasurable and nearly infinite source of energy, a considerable advancement in technology must be made in order to capture the full potential of solar energy. We as a preeminent species of Earth should consider utilizing solar energy instead of traditional environmentally harmful means of energy production. Wyoming, being a coal state, is heavily dependent on the export of coal. Our local coal goes on to be used as a fuel in coal power plants. Using coal to produce electricity is an efficient and sustainable method for energy production however more efficient methods exist. Solar Photovoltaic systems convert solar radiation into clean, sustainable energy that is more environmentally friendly than energy from coal. These systems are highly efficient in the means of energy production, however they only capture and convert about 20% of the energy the solar cell receives. A solar system can range from one cell to over 1,000,000 cells. Solar systems can be installed on the rooftops of buildings and houses, on an individual setup, or on a large scale energy production facility. The setup is extremely versatile and is easily adapted to many different layouts. This low impact method of energy production can dramatically reduce our
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  • Spring '16
  • Alex McLean
  • English, Energy, Photovoltaics, Solar cell

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